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vss state [5] waiting for completion

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i have a windows 2008 r0, exchange 2007 sp1 server.  backup was interupted and now "vssadmin list writers" says

vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative comman
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Writer name: 'ASR Writer'
   Writer Id: {be000cbe-11fe-4426-9c58-531aa6355fc4}
   Writer Instance Id: {5f9ac631-6e5f-4ede-8f5e-3a76d384b797}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'Shadow Copy Optimization Writer'
   Writer Id: {4dc3bdd4-ab48-4d07-adb0-3bee2926fd7f}
   Writer Instance Id: {a92ca266-2fd6-45bb-9ab1-2699a9b25e4f}
   State: [5] Waiting for completion
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'Registry Writer'
   Writer Id: {afbab4a2-367d-4d15-a586-71dbb18f8485}
   Writer Instance Id: {1ddbfffc-4ccd-4343-b2a0-700ed7213e32}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'COM+ REGDB Writer'
   Writer Id: {542da469-d3e1-473c-9f4f-7847f01fc64f}
   Writer Instance Id: {7e579539-0754-4aed-aecc-1e9a87cf8533}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'WMI Writer'
   Writer Id: {a6ad56c2-b509-4e6c-bb19-49d8f43532f0}
   Writer Instance Id: {be700bd9-9d6b-4c13-a169-da45ee5468ed}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'Microsoft Exchange Writer'
   Writer Id: {76fe1ac4-15f7-4bcd-987e-8e1acb462fb7}
   Writer Instance Id: {b66ba162-e0fa-4a5c-8380-c61c9ff6b361}
   State: [5] Waiting for completion
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'IIS Config Writer'
   Writer Id: {2a40fd15-dfca-4aa8-a654-1f8c654603f6}
   Writer Instance Id: {a4f44f4e-4255-4b95-b26f-05e02a69fc7c}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'BITS Writer'
   Writer Id: {4969d978-be47-48b0-b100-f328f07ac1e0}
   Writer Instance Id: {9d95d3b7-c802-475d-b2fd-426998918592}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'IIS Metabase Writer'
   Writer Id: {59b1f0cf-90ef-465f-9609-6ca8b2938366}
   Writer Instance Id: {da12c113-738c-4584-bb9e-2f60232bfbdd}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'System Writer'
   Writer Id: {e8132975-6f93-4464-a53e-1050253ae220}
   Writer Instance Id: {23774509-c700-4cf5-b8c7-2dba5853bb51}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error

can this be cleared up WITHOUT rebooting? how?

thanks.
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I'm having a similar issue; it's my System Writer that has a state of [5] Waiting for completion. At the moment, the procedure at http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH70486 looks like it might be a good idea. Perhaps, it applies to your situation as well.
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THANKS.   i don't think it solves the issue but it is interesting.

since i posted this i found a microsoft tool that a backup vendor i use distributes called vshadow.exe. it can clear condition this by taking a temp vss snap and then removing it an all other snaps.  i don't know where you can get it but knowing it is there is good i guess.  
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Makes no sense to delete except to perpetuate the belief that all Qs get solutions on EE.
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it includes a tip. don't delete.
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